Planning Scheme Amendments

The West Wimmera Planning Scheme controls land use and development within the municipality. It contains State and local planning policies, zones and overlays and other provisions that affect how land can be used and developed.

The planning scheme indicates if a planning permit is required to change the use of land, or to construct a building or make other changes to the land.

The West Wimmera planning scheme is available at the shire offices in Edenhope and Kaniva or you can access the West Wimmera Planning Scheme online.

What is a Planning Scheme Amendment?

There are times that the West Wimmera Planning Scheme needs to be changed to reflect new circumstances. Changes to the scheme are known as amendments and the process for an amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. An amendment may involve a change to a planning scheme map (often a rezoning) or a change to the ordinance or written part of the scheme or both.

Current Amendments

Planning Scheme AmendmentAmendment Description
Amendment C34

The amendment corrects various mapping errors in the West Wimmera Planning Scheme.

The subject lands are privately owned and were erroneously included in the Public Conversation and Resource Zone (PCRZ) when the new format planning scheme was introduced. Each of the properties is an agricultural holding, with all surrounding land in private ownership zoned Farming.

The amendment seeks to correct the zoning error and rezones all the subject land from Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PCRZ) to Farming Zone (FZ).

For further information please contact Phil Perett, Manger Planning & Environment | 03 5585 9900.

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